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are bamboo plants poisonous to cats?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
i woke up this AM to Nip chewing on a piece of my bamboo plant. Someone knocked it out of the window while i was asleep, they have never bothered it before. I took it off of him, but i just wanted to know if its bad cause i know some plants are.
post #2 of 8
Is it true bamboo, or is it lucky bamboo?
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
its the lucky stuff i think...they sell it everywhere.
post #4 of 8
Lucky bamboo is not true bamboo it is a species of Dracaena, a member of the water lily family and it is toxic.
I'd get it out of the cats' reach and keep an eye on them.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
sh*t...im not going to be able to rest until i run home and make sure they didnt knock it out of the window and are feasting on it
post #6 of 8
I hope they've left it alone and what they did get doesn't upset them.

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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
Lucky bamboo is not true bamboo it is a species of Dracaena, a member of the water lily family and it is toxic.
I'd get it out of the cats' reach and keep an eye on them.
Does that mean that True Bamboo is not toxic? Just curious.
post #7 of 8
True bamboo is safe, yes.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
well i explained the situation to my boss who was very understanding, and i ran home to check, theres no way i couldve worked all nite worrying.

the bamboo plant was still in the window and the cats seemed fine, i fed them they ate, they were acting normal. im pretty sure it was onl my trouble maker Nip that ate any and it was a few nibbles off the leaves.

so now im on m wa back to work WITH the bamboo plant to keep in work! ill find something non toxic for my window sill.

sighhhhhhhh...relief!
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